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Restoration of Baroque house in Tinov

  • The long-awaited restoration of 17th century Müller house in Tišnov, Czech Republic, is finally being realised. The Müller house will become home to a town museum and will have a new annex attached, giving the public a meeting place that bridges past and present.

    Tišnov is a small historical town located in the mountainous Bohemian-Moravian highlands. It is home to the baroque Müller house, named after manufacturer Franz Müller, who served as Tišnov's Mayor at the end of the 19th century. Throughout the centuries the house has been used as a farm building, dwelling house, pub and brewery.

    Once restoration is completed, scheduled for autumn 2010, the Müller house will offer a permanent town history exposition, an exhibition space for local artists and a literary cafe. The town hopes the new venue will attract tourism to the area, and contribute to urban revitalisation by providing local inhabitants with a new meeting place.

    The Müller house is currently in a poor technical condition with major moisture damages. When works now begin to restore the house to its original condition, it will also involve the construction of a new annex with barrier-free access for disabled persons. The annex will host a lecture theatre and a literary café with internet facilities. Architect David Prudík has stated that by attaching a brand new annex to the 17th century Müller house, the old and the new will be connected and separate at the same time, simultaneously present and visible.

    In the course of the restoration works, workers have uncovered several hidden architectonical surprises, such as ceiling decoration paintings and a unique vault.

  • Country:

    Czech Republic

    Project title:

    Reconstruction of the Müller House in Tišnov

    Case number:


    Priority sector:

    Conservation of European cultural heritage


    € 308,096



    Type & project assistance:

    Individual Project

    Project promoter:

    The town of Tinov

    Type of institution:

    Local authority

    Project website:

    Project duration:

    29 months

    Project cost:

    € 367,203

    Grant rate:


    Grant from:

    EEA Grants

    Grant agreement date:

    19 July 2008

    The purpose of the Project is reconstruction of the Müller house in Tišnov and creating a museum (80 Jungmanova street, plot number 125/1), with the overall objective of conservation of cultural heritage in the Czech Republic. Reference is made to the application dated 25 October 2006 and any subsequent correspondence with the Focal Point.

    The completed project shall include the following activities and results:

    - Reconstruction and renovation of the Müller House;

    - Creation of a museum with a permanent town history exposition;

    - Create exhibition space to enable art exhibits of local artists and temporary thematic expositions;

    - Establish a literary café with a rich collection of books and internet connection;

    - Publicity; and

    - Management.

    The Project Promoter is the town of Tišnov. Subject to national law, the Project shall be implemented in partnership with Muzeum Brnenska (Museum of the Brno Region).

    The Focal Point shall ensure that the Project Promoter covers at least 15 percent of the total eligible Project costs.